Thames Path

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Worth knowing

The Thames Path runs for a length of 294 kilometers through United Kingdom.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 15 days to walk the Thames Path.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Thames Path

294 km
Elevation gain
50 m
Elevation loss
160 m
Highest Point
Thames Source / 110 m
Lowest Point
London / 0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
294 km
50 m
160 m
Thames Source
110 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Thames Path
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Thames Path
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Thames Path is:


Arrival to the Thames Path

You will arrive via London Heathrow Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zu Fuß / Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Thames Path

Departure is via London Heathrow Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Thames Path

What else you should know about the Thames Path

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